Fri | 07.07.2017
Acorns Foundation is currently organising the 4th edition of a 3 day conference dedicated to training staff (teachers and assistants) who work with children aged 0-6. The conference will take place from 25th-27th October, at Hotel Capitol in Bucharest. the theme of this year’s conference is “teaching with enthusiasm for happy children”.
The Early Years Education Conference is organized by Acorns Foundation through its training division named First 7, and is a CSR event through which we would like to offer free participation to 100 teachers in the state system, with the aims of:
Because the number of applicants who want to enter teaching is continually falling and because existing teachers need new strategies which are suitable for the present generation we have decided to offer training/workshops similar to those available for teachers in Western Europe, so that we can create a nucleus that inspires change, through good knowledge and practice.
Why the theme “Teaching with enthusiasm for happy children”:
Cutlip and Shockley (1988) found that when pupils were asked what they considered to be the qualities if a good teacher, the most popular answer was ‘enthusiasm’ (Totally Positive Teaching - Joseph Ciaccio).
The success of previous conferences and feedback from participants confirms that taking part in such an event led to a change in teachers’ thinking and that they want to more of this type of training in the future.